If you’ve looked at some of what I’ve previously written on The Myeloma Beacon, you’ll see that I’ve referred to the positive impacts on my life that this diagnosis has had, particularly in how I view and appreciate life. Rather than bore you with repeating those same thoughts from me, I’ll share with you some comments I’ve received from others:
- “I am so amazingly aware of my surroundings – I love seeing the lake across my pool, the way the wind moves the palms, the jays in the oak screaming at the hawk, the summer clouds before a storm. I enjoy each moment. I want more.”
- “I just enjoy life as it is, whether that means sleeping in on the weekends, being a couch potato watching a silly TV show, or just folding laundry…As a person aware of the finite length of life, I need to do something meaningful each day! It took me awhile to realize that.”
- “I’ve learned to spend 30 minutes a day intentionally ‘wasting’ my time by watching the breeze blow through the trees or the birds flying by.”
We’re lucky (if that’s the right word) to be living in an era where there is so much development going on in myeloma treatment...